Visteon sees potential in the afternoon, thanks to hot in-vehicle technologies such as entertainment and communications systems. A snapshot:
Top executive: Dave Peace, 47, vice president of global aftermarket operations.
Sales: $900 million worldwide in 1999; expected to top $1 billion in 2000 and double that by 2002.
Strategy: Understand and meet customer needs with parts the same quality as original equipment. Create new markets by tapping consumer desire to customize vehicles with new technologies.
Quote: 'We feel the aftermarket is a great opportunity globally for growth. It is a critical component of our strategy.'
Aftermarket fever, Delphi
Delphi sees sales and revenue growth and a chance to become a broader, more complete, supplier. Key facts:
Top executive: Frank Ordonez, 49, general manager of aftermarket operations, Delphi Aftermarket Division
Sales: About $2 billion globally in 1999; plan to double in five years.
Strategy: Establish strong worldwide brand. Leverage electronics expertise and manufacturing and engineering resources to meet unique customer needs.
Quote: 'In the OE business, you're always with the vehicle cycles. You win the business today, and it doesn't go on (vehicles for years). The aftermarket is an opportunity to grow the business and earn it day after day.'